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Richard Shapiro Authors Chapter on Construction-Related Agreements in CEB Publication on California Easements and Boundaries

February 25, 2011 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO (February 25, 2011):  Farella Braun + Martel's Richard Shapiro, Partner in the firm's Construction and Real Estate practice groups has authored a chapter on "Construction-Related Agreements" in California Easements and Boundaries: Law and Litigation, published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).

The new book is an invaluable resource for drafting or vacating easements and negotiating settlements.  It addresses: 

  • Easement law and restatement of servitudes
  • Neighboring property rights and boundary easements
  • Development, conservation, and utility easements
  • Federal & state cable & pole-attachment law
  • Lot-line adjustments; state & local law
  • Practical solutions for boundary and neighboring property disputes
  • Party wall and encroachment agreements
  • Litigating disputes and title insurance
  • Governing law of road and railroad easements
  • Mineral, water, public trust, and navigational easements

CEB is a program of the University of California that is cosponsored by the State Bar of California.  Founded in 1947 with the mandate to cultivate the professional development of California lawyers, CEB was the first organization to offer formal Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the state.

Shapiro's construction experience includes representing owners, contractors and design professionals in connection with a wide range of construction projects throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Shapiro earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Hastings Law Journal, and a Masters in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

The book can be ordered online at: or by calling 1-800-232-3444.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business. 

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP 
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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